MetLife is seeking a Lead Data Architect to join its regional team focused on Information, Data Management & Analytics. The Architect is responsible for delivering conceptual and solution designs across the LatAm systems portfolio and will primarily be focused on defining the enterprise information architecture for each project.
The Lead Data architect will also collaborate with business and development partners to deliver future state architectures for the portfolios assigned.
The ideal candidate will have strong business and technology acumen in order to develop sound architecture solutions that will meet and exceed business needs.
Effective communications with IT and Business associates at all levels including senior management will be required. This position may require some travel depending on current assignment.
Key Responsibilities :
Translates business strategy and objectives into an enterprise information and integration architecture which supports the following capabilities :
Master data management
Data services and governance
Responsible for the development, ownership and communication of information and integration architecture artifacts
Target state architecture
Governance model for the data layer
Support delivery of projects Define and execute Proof of Concepts Review development / code and provide guidance to the development team,
As a member of the architecture review board, ensures that solution architectures are aligned with the enterprise information and integration architecture
Continuously researches and keeps up with latest trends, emerging technologies, new vendor products, new ways of doing things, assessing their applicability to Metlife and incorporating them into the enterprise information and integration architecture
Acts as solution architect for data related projects / programs
Acts as a project leader and provides work guidance to lower level and project staff, and supervises consulting resources
Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills :
5+ years of experience architecting solutions
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related discipline and / or equivalent work experience, Master’s degree in Computer Science is a plus
Full / Native English and Spanish proficiency. Basic Portuguese is a plus.
Experience using and / or extensive knowledge of various application integration technologies such as cloud integration, SaaS integration, API management, service oriented architecture and enterprise service bus
Experience using and / or extensive knowledge of multiple technologies in the areas of data integration, big data / HDFS, data warehousing, master data management, data quality, business intelligence and advanced analytics.
Experience with Google and Azure data platforms preferred.
Experience with information architecture and multiple database technologies (e.g. RDBMS, NoSQL, HBase, Hive, etc)
Other valued skills (plus) :
Ability to understand and guide development on big data platforms using Java / Python / R
Proficient at understanding and developing data models, preferably in the financial services industry
Experience with multiple integration technologies and patterns such as MFT, SOA, REST, ETL, MQ, etc
Ability to think strategically and apply abstract architectural concepts at an enterprise level
Experience using one or more formal architecture frameworks such as FEAF, TOGAF, or Zachman; certification in any of them is a plus
Experience working with agile methodologies and knowledge of DevOps
Experience within the insurance industry preferably life insurance and / or annuities